The adjective city dweller comes from french city, which in turn derives from the Italian cittadine. This notion is used to qualify that or that linked to a city: an urban entity formed by its streets and buildings, which has a high number of inhabitants dedicated mostly to industrial activities or the provision of services.
For instance: “With population growth, this town is beginning to have a city feel”, “A city man lost in the jungle could not survive more than five or six hours”, “The Italian automaker presented a city car that aims to seduce young people”.
In general, the idea of city dweller is used in opposition to village (typical of a village), just as the concept of the city is opposed to the rural. A man who lives in the capital of a country, where five million other individuals reside, and who works in a software company, can be classified as a city-dweller. In contrast, an individual who lives in a town of two hundred inhabitants and has a farm can be called a villager.
Since in a town all the inhabitants are city dwellers, the adjective is usually used when a person moves away from the urban area and acts in an environment different from their own, often not knowing their customs or rules.
Citadino is also that thought, designed or manufactured for a city. An electric motorcycle with a range of ten kilometers is a city vehicle: can be used in an urban location, but may be inconvenient for other types of territories.
In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of a musical group that goes by the name of Citadino Blues & Rock. He is a native of Colombia, specifically Bogotá, and is presented under the umbrella that he comes to bet on rock in Castilian.
The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Santana, BB King or Jimi Hendrix are some of the artists that this band is inspired by, made up of Marcelo Fernández, Ernesto Olaya and Felipe García.
Within the literary sphere, we cannot ignore the use of the term that we are dealing with now. A good example of this is the book “Citadino”. This belongs to the photographer Javier Godoy. It is his first work, it was published in 2017 and it is a tour of the 50 best snapshots that he took between 1988 and 2013 of the city of Santiago.
Specifically, thanks to these snapshots, the city and its evolution during this time are shown through transport, religion, art, the economy … It is, therefore, a documentary book of the life of that city that It becomes clear through some images that show the passage of time in it and its citizens.
In the same way, it should not be overlooked that city dweller is also the name that is used to refer to different residential neighborhoods that have been built in different cities around the world. A good example of this is Citadino Prado, in Montevideo.